You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me

Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Mind-melting Migratory Misadventures With Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes
Rabin, Nathan (Book - 2013)
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One of Rolling Stone 's 20 Best Music Books of 2013 When memoirist and head writer for The A.V. Club Nathan Rabin first set out to write about obsessed music fans, he had no idea the journey would take him to the deepest recesses of both the pop culture universe and his own mind. For two very curious years, Rabin, who Mindy Kaling called "smart and funny" in The New Yorker , hit the road with two of music's most well-established fanbases: Phish's hippie fans and Insane Clown Posse's notorious "Juggalos." Musically or style-wise, these two groups could not be more different from each other, and Rabin, admittedly, was a cynic about both bands. But once he gets deep below the surface, past the caricatures and into the essence of their collective cultures, he discovers that both groups have tapped into the human need for community. Rabin also grapples with his own mental well-being-he discovers that he is bipolar-and his journey is both a prism for cultural analysis and a deeply personal exploration, equal parts humor and heart.
Authors: Rabin, Nathan, 1976-
Title: You don't know me but you don't like me
Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and my mind-melting migratory misadventures with two of music's most maligned tribes
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
Edition: First Scribner trade paperback edition
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: What have I gotten myself into?
Stepping into tomorrow : Phish in Miami, 2009
Exploding into the turbulent teens : Phish, New Year's Eve, Miami
And now for something completely different : Violent J's Behind the paint ushers us into the world of the Dark Carnival
ICP in a post-Jokers Card world
Goodbye, Woodstock, hello gathering of the Juggalos : curious times in cave-in-rock
A brief, unfortunately emo chapter where our unreliable narrator loses his shit and fucks up big time and also, in a really strange turn of events, becomes an employee of 'Weird Al' Yankovic
The corruption continues : hallowicked 2010
Phish for real this time : my brain explains with joy on the very first night of the tour
The tour continues as our hapless protagonist tries to figure out how to operate with a blown mind and leaking skull
Two for the road : our narrator finds a temporary traveling companion
The walking wounded : coming home
Back in a New York groove : feeling like a karma billionaire at Super Ball, 2011
The gathering of the Juggalos 2011 : Bang! Pow! Boom!
The good reverend breaks it down
The big finish
ISBN: 1451626886
Branch Call Number: 782.42 Ra
Statement of Responsibility: Nathan Rabin
Subject Headings: Rock music Influence Music critics Biography Rap (Music) History and criticism Rock music History and criticism Popular music fans Insane Clown Posse (Musical group) Phish (Musical group)
Topical Term: Rock music
Music critics
Rap (Music)
Rock music
Popular music fans
LCCN: 2013011702
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me documents Nathan Rabin's journey into two vastly different but equally mocked musical fan bases. Phish and Insane Clown Posse are about as far away as you can get from each other in terms of sound, lyrics, and subject matter. The one thing that they do have in common is that their fans have very few qualms about conscious-altering substances.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/you_dont_know_me_rabin

Dec 04, 2013
  • Bewlay rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked the book even though I can't say I know much about Phish or Insane Clown Posse. People can relate to their rabid following (or not).


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